2023 Info

2023 Info

After much anticipation, the Listen Up Awards is returning March 26th, 2023 with a new location! This year’s Capital Region music award ceremony/appreciation will take place at the historic Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY. Click here to purchase tickets!

For those un-aware of the Listen Up Awards, it is a peoples choice music award ceremony celebrating local talent in the Capital Region created by Mirth Films and Radio Radio X. Your Vote, Your Choice. The inaugural Listen Up Awards was hosted on June 17th at Lark Hall in Albany, NY opening the doors to hundreds of fans and musicians. Out of fairness, any one who won a Listen Up Award last year will not be eligible to win one this year. There will be live performances from JB Aka Dirty Moses, Soul Sky and Joe Barna throughout the show.

Last year, over 130 Capital Region acts were nominated with winners in 27 categories. The goal of the Listen Up awards is to celebrate all the local talent we have throughout the region in a fun manner.

We are proud to share our Listen Up Hero Award recipients. Starting this year we will be honoring four members of the Capital Region who have made an everlasting impact on our area’s music scene. This year, we will be honoring Howard Glassman, Mother Judge, Scott Dorrance and Josh Bloom. Come out and celebrate the contributions these human beings have made in the Capital Region.


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Our categories our as follows:

  • Favorite Pop Artist
  • Favorite Rock/Hard Rock Artist
  • Favorite Solo/Duo
  • Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
  • Favorite Alt/Indie Artist
  • Favorite R&B/Soul/Funk Artist
  • Favorite Folk/Bluegrass Artist
  • Favorite Jam Band
  • Favorite Metal Band
  • Favorite Country Artist
  • Favorite Prog. Rock Artist
  • Favorite Blues Artist
  • Favorite Punk/Garage Artist
  • Favorite Americana Artist
  • Favorite Electronica/Experimental Artist
  • Favorite Performing/Recording DJ
  • Favorite Jazz Artist
  • Favorite Irish Artist
  • Favorite Party Band
  • Favorite Grateful Dead Cover Band
  • Favorite Rock Cover Band
  • Favorite Solo/Duo Covers
  • Best Hair/Makeup
  • Best Dressed
  • Most Likely To Fall Off Stage
  • Most Likely To Owe The Club Money

Mirth Films is a music news/entertainment outlet that specializes in live music coverage, original video content and podcasting. We are based out of New York State with news coverage ranging across the whole United States. Head over to Mirth-Films.com to stay up to date with all things live music.

Since we have a wide variety of topics we cover, it reflects in a diverse original video catalogue and news topics we can cover. Our video content consists of live music videos, artist interviews, documentaries, podcasts, video/photo tips, sketch comedy and festival recaps and of course, original series. Our article content is more than just your standard news articles. We also have exclusive interviews, recaps of the latest concerts including high resolution photo galleries and much more.

RadioRadioX.com is an online radio station that has been around for 4 years now and has become the #1 favorite with the People’s Choice Awards for three consecutive years now. Xperience is a monthly print publication that focuses only on music, art and culture.

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